ED Raids National Herald Offices in Alleged Money Laundering Case

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The investigation agency has not released any official statement in this regard

Team Clarion

NEW DELHI — The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday conducted raids at the office of Congress mouthpiece National Herald newspaper in New Delhi and other locations in connection with an alleged money laundering case involving party leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

Recently, the ED had questioned Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi for several days. This morning, a team of probe officials reached the office of National Herald and started the search operations.

As of now, the investigation agency has not released any official statement in this regard.

Sonia and Rahul Gandhi are among the promoters and majority shareholders in Young Indian. Like her son, the Congress president too has 38 per cent shareholding.

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had accused the Gandhis and others of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds, with Young Indian paying only Rs 50 lakh to obtain the right to recover Rs 90.25 crore that Associate Journals Limited owed to the Congress.

The Congress has maintained there has been no wrongdoing and Young Indian is a “not-for-profit” company established under section 25 of the Companies Act and hence there can be no question of money laundering. (With agency inputs)

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